How much does it cost to build an order management app for the retail sector?

Standard price for an order management app for the retail sector: $37,500

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What is an order management app for the retail sector?

An order management app for the retail sector is an application that uses a barcode scanner to create and modify orders, such as part or food orders. Retailers use this type of app to streamline inventory management and fulfill customer orders. An order management app provides a central location for users to view, track, and route all relevant information related to purchasing and receiving inventory items for their business.

Order management apps are similar to other business-to-consumer (B2C) apps like customer relationship management (CRM) apps, email marketing apps, and social media apps. Advanced order management solutions often include features common to many ecommerce apps, such as inventory management and order tracking. The popular example Orderly is an example of an order management app.

Here are some recent order management app for the retail sector examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • A Shopify-embedded public app to use on a website. It will be one page that is an auto entry form. When someone enters the SKU and customer name for that order, the price will automatically be uploaded.

What is the typical cost to build an order management app for the retail sector?

An order management app for the retail sector usually costs $37,500 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $25,000 or as high as $50,000. An order management app for the retail sector with a low number of features (also known as a "minimum viable product", or MVP) will be more affordable than an app that includes all intended functionality.

For example, here are some recent price quotes for an order management app for the retail sector from Crowdbotics:

  • $6,000

How long does it take to build an order management app for the retail sector?

An order management app for the retail sector usually takes 80 hours to build. However, an order management app for the retail sector can be built in as few as 67 hours, or in as many as 93 hours. The exact timeline mostly depends on how complicated your app is. As a general rule, it will take longer if you require highly custom designs, niche features, or non-standard release platforms.

For example, Crowdbotics produced the following recent hourly estimates for an order management app for the retail sector:

  • 80

How to successfully grow your order management app for the retail sector

An order management app can grow by building trust between customers and retailers. A customer who is able to place an order for delivery or pick up without having to visit a physical location will feel even more confident about the retailer's reliability. Trust is also built when an app has a way for customers to give feedback on the experience, because this gives customers the feeling that their opinions are valued.

Risks and challenges of building an order management app for the retail sector

An order management app for the retail sector facing operational risks from fraud, theft by company employees, and product defects. A robust order management platform should have a system in place for verifying that products are authentic, and it should be able to track the chain of custody for products in inventory to prevent employee theft or malfeasance.

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